|The unassuming entrance to the North Street Mews in Clapham - a hive of businesses, artist studios and workshops|
that is now facing redevelopment, rent hikes, and thus in reality, destruction.
We're talking about North Street Mews - a hidden hive of useful creative activities right by the Wandsworth Road - North Street crossroads (that's the junction that's being chewed up by gigantic cement mixer trucks, all day long).
The 21 tenants have been told property developer HighLaw Ltd intends to "upgrade" this valuable slice of property, so close to the charms of Clapham Old Town (please please don't use that v-word here) and the even greater future charms of the glorious, jaw-dropping Nine Elms development!
You can read the North Street Mews tenants' concerns here, and sign the petition if you feel the same way I did.
The North Street Mews people say that "All 21 units have been fully occupied for the last 20 years, allowing careers to be made, families to be supported and a strong community to be built."
They add that the developers, HighLaw Ltd, claim the space is "underused", "isolated" and in need of "enhancing" with expensive townhouses and 'hot-desk' commercial office space.
And that the existing tenants have not received any "offers or assurances...to be included in the future development or to be supported in relocation".
They developers also " refuse to acknowledge that they will in fact be kicking out 21 small businesses and their staff, leading to numerous potential job losses and adverse affects on their families", they add.